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Are the bucket seat mounting holes spaced differently for Chevelles between 64 and 72?

I have a 69 chevelle and I can't tell if I have the correct seats or not. I recently bought a set of seat brackets to weld to the floor for converting from bench seats to buckets and the distance between studs are 2" longer than the holes on the seats I have.

Anyone know how to identify the production year of my seats.

Thanks..
 

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yep and bench seat mounting is different than bucket. I think there is a bracket you need for the conversion? any one out there?
 

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DS76462,
Year One makes a bracket that welds to the floor for the inner track of the bucket seat. The outer track of the seat bolts in the existing holes from the original bench seat. I didn't use the bracket that year one produces when I did the conversion on my 68. I used the floor braces as my bracket. I reinforced the braces with 1/4" steel and drilled a hole through. I looked at a few "original" 68 bucket seat car and the tracks are not evenly parallel. the tracks look like the illustration below:

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My seats are firmly secured to the floor this way. Thats my way of the "cheap" way out.
Thats my 2 cents worth of info. If you need more info, don't hesitate to e-mail me.
 

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the illustration didn't turn out too well so here goes again:

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I give up on the illustration. e-mail me if you want to know more
 

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Thanks for the help..

Does anyone know if the seat frames of the bucket seata are the same between 68 and 72? I'm thinking I can get new seat covers for my year car if the frame underneath the covers are the same. Any suggestions??
 

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well, the 67 and 68 frame is the same, and the 69-up are the same. 67 and 68 are different from the 69-up. 69 was the first year for standard headrests. 69 was also the first year for the seatback release button on the back of the seat. And when I say back of the seat, I mean the "backseat driver" can see the button clearly when sitting in the back seat. 67 and 68 had the button on the side of the seat. When I say side of the seat, I mean when the door is opened the button can be clearly seen.
I personally think if you have the seats with the release button in the back, you have the correct seats. Any cover from 69-up will work.
 
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